Derrick Morgan Re-Signs with Titans: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 13, 2015

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 19:  Derrick Morgan #91 of the Tennessee Titans reacts to a first-quarter play against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 19, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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One of the top available pass-rushers is officially off the market, and he is staying put.  

Derrick Morgan signed a new deal to remain with the Tennessee Titans Friday. The team announced the news on their website. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 first reported the news:

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According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Morgan inked a four-year contract worth $30 million:

Garafolo reports that more than $10 million of that $30 million is guaranteed to the 26-year-old outside linebacker:

Morgan has recorded at least six sacks in each of the past three seasons, and he rated as one of the top 3-4 linebackers in the NFL in 2014, per Pro Football Focus:

Keeping Morgan is especially huge for Tennessee as it also managed to pry pass-rusher Brian Orakpo away from the Washington Redskins, according to Wyatt:

With two quality pass-rushers now in the fold, the Titans have an opportunity to make some big strides defensively in 2015.

Morgan seemed to be coming into his own as a linebacker last season, and while he has a big contract to live up to, the arrival of Orakpo should certainly help.

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